Intensive care hospitalizations levels continue to decline
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has reached a new all-time low of 3.21% and ICU levels continue to decline.
Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate fell to 3.21% today, the lowest level reported since the pandemic began. The daily positivity rate is 3.95%. The statewide positivity rate has been under 5% since June 25.
There are 453 total current hospitalizations-an increase of 18 in the last 24 hours. There are 102 ICU beds in use-a decrease of 4. ICU levels are down 35% since July 25.
Over the last several weeks, state health officials have focused on addressing rising infection rates among young people. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 has declined by 42.5% since July 23, to 3.90%. The positivity rate among Marylanders over 35 is 2.81%.
Maryland has now conducted 1,167,305 Tests for COVID-19, representing 19.3% of the state’s population.
By Bob Dacey